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Frame a Wedding Dress

Would You Frame Your Wedding Dress?

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Wedding dresses can be quite the pricey purchase, and some brides on a budget may even ask if it's worth it, especially when a wedding dress is only worn once. While some brides choose to sell, donate, or pass down their amazing gowns, others, like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof, are turning to a more innovative measure to get the bang for their buck while immortalizing that special day: framing their wedding dresses.

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Not only is framing the "most important dress you'll ever wear" a nostalgic investment, but also, it'll definitely be a statement piece in your home. On the other hand, I find that a framed wedding dress can look kind of creepy, especially in the dark when it looks more like a trapped woman in white floating on your wall . . . But maybe that's just me. What do you think?

isabelle0409 isabelle0409 2 years

I think the entire idea of framing one's wedding dress is ridiculous! Think of the wall space one would need to hang the thing up! Just what is it you might want one to think or say when they walked into the "museum" room?

Renald1 Renald1 3 years

There are photos of the dress . I put the dress away so someone else can wear it at later date.

isabelle0409 isabelle0409 3 years

I would never frame my wedding dress, how ridiculous and creepy. Where in the world would I put it and what am I trying to say about myself? My wedding dress did its very own beautiful job on the day I was married. I don't need to see it in a shrine each day to remember how perfect it was. Think of the comments and thoughts of your guests who may happen to see it; mine would burst out laughing as I probably would at their enshrined dress.

Rosy2505780 Rosy2505780 3 years

I've done this with my wedding dress! It was made by my aunty and it's a knee length tea dress and just too beautiful to have stuffed in the wardrobe! The frame is exey but so worth it! I feel all giddy every time I walk past it :)

ePdav ePdav 4 years
I think it is stupid. Plus, she is divorced. dummy!
Pamela3219250 Pamela3219250 5 years
Framing a wedding dress is first for me, but i have seen a vintage prom dress (tulle and all) pinned to a wall in a bedroom.  But this comes from someone who has a mannequin sitting in a chair in my guest bedroom! 
lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
no.  it was too big.the weight would be too much for a wall w/o some special kind of support.  i did frame the christening outfit my girls wore after the last one wore it.  i had it double framed on a red velvet background.  looks great because the cream color really stands out against the red.  had it done at michaels.  even w/ a 50% off coupon it was $350.  it (supposedly) preserves the items because the frame is “museum' sealed”.
VeggieLove726 VeggieLove726 5 years
Karen2949457 Karen2949457 5 years
I think it would be a better idea to restyle the dress and be able to wear it again and again. A nice cocktail dress or even a pretty blouse.  Some home decor items could also be made out of it like  pillows, a lamp shade in a dressing or bedroom.  The bottom line is we focus to much on the wedding and wedding items and not enough on the Marriage...think about it!  
looseseal looseseal 6 years
Ooh, a bridal lengha sounds like it would look awesome framed and hung on a wall. A long white gown, on the other hand, while lovely, would indeed be kind of creepy looking hung on a wall - yeah, like a ghost woman is trapped on your wall.
GZO GZO 6 years
I chose other... I feel like it might be a bit too much like a museum piece, but if you spent the money and like the idea of it, then why the hell not! As far as the "real art" comment, I would like to agree and disagree. I think wedding dresses (and weddings in general) cost way too much, but I don't think I have the right to tell people what is or isn't "art". Art museums have rooms dedicated to fashion. They also have rooms dedicated to huge canvasses painted one flat color. They also have rooms dedicated to Renaissance portraits. Hang whatever you want on your walls, as long as it makes you happy and makes your life that much better.
JoneyStar JoneyStar 6 years
If I liked my dress as much, I would. But I was thinking of turning it into a few throw pillows or making a pouf ottoman out of it. Honestly, I love my hubby and had a great wedding but I'm just not that sentimental.
dwelement dwelement 6 years
Better idea: spend less on the dress you'll wear once, and spend the money you saved on real art.
bengalspice bengalspice 6 years
My husband is the one that wants to frame my wedding dress because it looks like a work of art [very heavy bridal lengha] ... and it cost so much that he figures it should be hung up like a Picasso or Monet.
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